Ramenskoye airport to start receiving passengers in March 2016The first stage of the development of the fourth Moscow airport, conducted by Ramport Aero, is approaching its completion. Ramenskoye airport is expected to start receiving passengers in March 2016, informed Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov.

Currently the construction of the first passenger terminal capable of handling a total of 2 million passengers is being finished on the territory of the Ramenskoye aerodrome. Ramenskoye International will be the fourth airport of the Moscow Aviation Hub which is currently being developed on the basis of existing Ramenskoye aerodrome. While operating the longest runway (5.5 km) in Europe, the airport will act as a major center of experimental, governmental and civil aviation.

By 2021 it will be capable of handling up to 20 million passengers and 40,000 tons of cargo a year.

The joint venture was created in an effort to implement the investment agreement signed by the Transportation-Exhibition Complex Russia on behalf of Rostec Corporation and Avia Solutions Group – Airport Management on behalf of Avia Solutions Group (ASG). The joint venture has authorized capital of RUB 1.33 billion. The Russian side invested more than RUB 300 million in land and property, while the Lithuanian partners are contributing investments amounting to RUB 1 billion.

Passenger and cargo terminals, maintenance facilities, roadways, parking lots, a hotel, and an office and commercial center will be built on the 400,000 square-foot territory.

“Located in the very heart of the Russian air transportation market, Ramenskoye International Airport has great potential, and we hope that after completing all stages of development the airport will become one of the most modern aviation clusters and thrive as in both experimental and commercial aviation fields,” said Gediminas Ziemelis, Avia Solutions Group CEO.

Source and image: Rostransport